The Jan. 6 committee revealed during a public hearing that rioters came within 40 feet of former Vice President Mike Pence's hiding spot in the Capitol while the building was under siege. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion reports on former President Trump's phone call with Pence on January 6 and why the Justice Department wants the committee's interview transcripts.
DOJ snaps back at Bannon asking to delay criminal contempt trial over January 6 hearings' publicity, says that he has 'barely been mentioned'
"The Defendant's motion gives the false impression ... that all of the Committee's hearings and media coverage is about him," DOJ lawyers said Friday.
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Maryland, Virginia govs respond to letter from Supreme Court marshal calling on them to protect justices
The governors of Virginia and Maryland have responded to a letter from the Supreme Court's top-ranking security official calling on them to protect the homes of justices.
In January, Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be stepping down from his position on the U.S. Supreme Court when the current term ended June 30. That was Breyer's last day on the bench, as...
- Business Insider
Police say the repeal of Indiana's handgun permit law means someone openly carrying a gun can be on a sidewalk eyeing a school but cops can't legally ask them what they're doing
House Bill 1077 repealed a requirement that handgun owners register for a license to carry permit in the state of Indiana.
Nearly 850,000 people signed a petition demanding that Justice Clarence Thomas should be booted from the Supreme Court following Roe v. Wade ruling
The petition created by Move On, an advocacy group, has just over 840,000 signatures as of Saturday morning.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin's Supreme Court decided conservationists haves no legal standing to challenge a land swap between the DNR and Kohler Co.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell submitted a notification in late June that she would take senior status. The move would allow for Chad Meredith, a conservative attorney from Western Kentucky, to be nominated to take her spot.
- The Hill
The Justice Department (DOJ) has issued subpoenas to two Arizona state senators seeking information about interactions they may have had with former President Trump’s lawyers as part of the department’s investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, multiple outlets reported. Kim Quintero, a spokeswoman for Arizona Senate Republicans, confirmed to…
- The Hill
More than 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The petition, made by the liberal advocacy group MoveOn, was created after the Supreme Court overturned Roe in its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and while controversy swirls…
Minnesota legalizes cannabis edibles — surprising some Republicans who voted for it: 'I thought we were doing a technical fix'
Lawmakers passed a bill to regulate less potent delta-8 edibles and in the process legalized products containing up to 5 mg of delta-9 THC.
In one of his first legislative acts, newly-inaugurated Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has vetoed a bill sponsored by his lawmaker sister that would have created a special economic zone north of the capital, the presidential office said on Saturday. Marcos, 64, who took office on June 30 after winning the May election by a landslide, has inherited over $200 billion in government debt driven by his predecessor's pandemic response and the impact on the economy. "Fiscal prudence must be exercised particularly at times when resources are scarce and the needs are abundant," Marcos said in a letter on Friday addressed to Congress.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s top security officer has asked Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enforce laws barring picketing outside the Maryland homes of high court justices, saying protests and “threatening activity” have increased. Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley made the request in a July 1 letter to Hogan, noting that Maryland law prohibits people from intentionally assembling “in a manner that disrupts a person’s right to tranquility in the person’s home.” “I am writing to request that the Maryland State Police, in conjunction with local authorities as appropriate, enforce laws prohibiting picketing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who live in Maryland,” Curley told Hogan, according to a copy of the letter posted on the Fox News website.
- Kitsap Sun
No word from the school district on when Joe Kennedy will resume coaching.
- Business Insider
Kentucky's Democratic governor says it would be 'indefensible' for Biden to nominate an anti-abortion Republican to a lifetime federal judgeship
Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed the planned nomination on Thursday, and the judge that Biden plans to replace announce her retirement on Friday.
- USA TODAY
Exclusive: Email shows Biden was set to nominate anti-abortion GOP judge on day of Supreme Court Roe ruling
Kentucky Democrats told the USA TODAY Network that the plan to nominate the GOP judge was part of a secret deal between Biden and Mitch McConnell.
- Kansas City Star
‘We wish the state attorney general well in his ongoing effort to become the most popular Eric in the campaign for U.S. Senate,’ Lucas said.
Baltimore cops used a police helicopter to order swimmers out of a city pool. A city councilman called the incident 'totally excessive.'
"While I do worry about the safety of children swimming at night without a lifeguard, this ain't it. Totally excessive," the city council member said.
- Rolling Stone
The conservative court just finished issuing a string of devastating decisions made with little regard for precedent. It's just getting started
- Statesman Journal
Salem police will no longer respond to lower-level calls for service, including complaints over barking dogs, loud parties, delayed crash reports.
- The Columbus Dispatch
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it's left some in Ohio to travel outside the state for an abortion. Among them is a 10-year-old girl.